John Kinde shared this quote with us… “You’re the average of the five people you hang out with most.” Thank you, John.
This wasn’t John’s quote, but Jack Canfield’s. However, let’s look at how it applies to us.
Do you hang out with people who are afraid to speak in front of groups? Do you hang out with people who try to avoid it? Or do you hang out with people who want to be better speakers, even more than you do?
When I was a kid, my best friend was Matt Hoffman. Matt was a pretty good basketball player. How did he do that? You don’t know this, but Matt was the youngest of three brothers. He always played basketball with people who were better than he, except when I played. I am convinced that is why he was better. They pushed him to greater heights. He had to work harder just to keep up. And their passion rubbed off.
Everything you do is the same as Matt’s basketball game. Find people who will rub off on you, push you to new heights, and make you work hard just to keep up. Before you know it, you’ll be the one who is rubbing off on other people.